A new study has found that vitamin D can prevent inflammatory diseases
“Research studies have found a link between vitamin D and inflammation, but data from representative studies of older adults are lacking,” the study authors explain.
The study involved assessing both vitamin D and CRP levels in more than 5,000 Irish adults aged 50 and over, taking into account any confounding variables. Their analysis showed that participants with vitamin D deficiency had higher CRP status.
“In conclusion, vitamin D-deficient older adults had higher levels of inflammation as measured by CRP,” the study authors write, adding that given inflammation is an important pathological factor in chronic diseases of aging, and the fact that studies show vitamin D therapy can reduce inflammation in some diseases, “optimizing vitamin D status may represent an effective, low-risk/low-cost way to modulate inflammation in community-dwelling older adults.”